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Initiative 2: A Wider Range of Film in Non-Venue Spaces

We support three touring rural networks across our region, with Centre Screen covering Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland; Village Screen from Creative Arts East covering Norfolk; and Suffolk Cinema Network covering Suffolk.

Together the networks serve over 160 community venues, bringing a wider range of film to areas often underserved by cultural services.

We've supported the networks in expanding their programmes and challenging audiences, with Village Screen moving their programming towards a wider range of film since our support began; SCN holding a season across 2014 in commemoration with WW1; and Centre Screen running a Silent film season.

Watch one of our organisers Pete Groschl from Phoenix Centre Screen talk more about the Community Cinema experience